The Keyword Search button allows you to search across multiple fields for any catalog records. Keyword searches use OR as the default connector between words (e.g. a search for Washington Quarter will return records associated with Washington OR Quarter). If you want to find records where both keywords are found, type in AND between the two words (Washington AND Quarter).
To search for a specific phrase, be sure to put the phrase within quotes (e.g. "National Bank note"). You can use the asterisk (*) as a wildcard (e.g. a search for Russia* would come up with records containing Russia, Russian, Russia-Soviet Union, Russian Empire, etc.).
Searches are not case sensitive.
The Advanced Search button can help you be more specific with your search. You can search for a word or phrase within a particular search category or use multiple categories to further narrow down your search results. For example, searching D in the “Mint Mark” field will bring up any records of coins produced in Denver, without having to sift through other records where the letter D appears.
If you are unsure which Advanced Search field to use, “Title” is often the best option. This field includes date, denomination, mint mark, and reference number.
Phrase searching with quotes and use of wildcards (*) are available in Advanced Search.
The Random Images button is a great way to browse the collection. Each Random Images page displays a random assortment of images from the records online. If something piques your interest, click the thumbnail to view a larger version.